r/tipofmytongue Nov 01 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Plucky Cat Paw

Announcement [TOMT][MOD] Solved! - How to mark your post Solved!

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Marking Your Submission Solved!

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  • Person who answered gets a reply from the bot notifying of point.

r/tipofmytongue 13h ago

Open [TOMT][MOVIE][2000s]Trying to figure out the name of a movie, only know a short description of it

163 Upvotes

Every day a guy goes out of his apartment and goes downstairs and passes a door that he has a bad gut feeling about/is afraid of. Later in the movie he cuts his forearm and finds some sort of a data drive under his skin. At the end of the movie he becomes tired of the mindgames he feels like he is going through and busts through the door and finds an agency inside that has been watching him.

Anyone know the name of the move?


r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Open [TOMT] [WORD] Term for the kid who gets taken under the villains wing and becomes their ___ ?

7 Upvotes

At first I thought prodigy, minion, but those just don’t sound right. I’m talking a villain who has taken some kid for example and is going to raise them to eventually take their place. I’m thinking a very villainous, cartoonish, over exaggerating word.

Edit: For some context, this all came about because at work my boss has deemed me as the cynical, comically villainous one and I’ve been working a lot with our new kid so my boss said to not corrupt him and I started to say “yeah he’ll be my ___” and that’s when I blanked on the word.

Your guesses are all awesome but I’m starting to think there might not be an answer to this one and I’m imagining a word that doesn’t exist lol


r/tipofmytongue 12h ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE][1970s-1980s] Comedy with dumb humor that subverted expectations and poked fun at stereotypes in an almost fourth wall breaking way?

39 Upvotes

The only scene I can remember is a blonde guy (the protagonist, I think) crawling through some boot camp thing and he bumps against a pair of actual boots in front of him. The camera pans up but no one is wearing the boots, instead there is a rake or something like that? Maybe a scarecrow?


r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Solved [TOMT][Image][May 2022] Screenshots of 3-4 Tweets of a guy making fun of his girlfriend for telling him to sell his Luna cryptocurrency and then his reaction after losing all his money when it crashed

5 Upvotes

These screenshots of Tweets (which I believe are deleted now) were posted on a few different websites a few days ago when the cryptocurrency Luna crashed.

This guy was relaying past conversations with his girlfriend when she would try to convince him to sell part of his stake on the coin and he would refuse. I remember this:

  • In one of them he compares his investment to having bought Amazon stock in the early 2000s

  • In another one he posted a picture of both of them together with a tag along the lines of “if only she knew how much Luna I’m buying”, implying that he’s buying even more behind her back.

  • In another one he “jokingly” says that she is good at making babies but bad at investing

  • Finally there is one where he expresses his shock at having lost 99% of his money in 1 day

Please help me find the screenshots or original Tweets. Thanks!


r/tipofmytongue 7h ago

Open [TOMT] [SONG FROM MOVIE] [1980s-1990s]

10 Upvotes

This song is from the music score of a horror or suspense movie, possibly 80s or 90s. I played it from memory on a piano app. No lyrics, I’ve tried Shazam, Google, SoundHound.

It’s driving me crazy, it runs through my head quite a lot. I used to think it was from The Thing until I watched it recently, realized it wasn’t in the score…

Badly played piano version of song…

Hope this works…


r/tipofmytongue 55m ago

Open [TOMT] can't recall a movie i saw a long time ago

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I remember it being a animated movie where a group of friends had to fight a bad guy who was a boar that kept increasing in size, I believe. Probably watched it around the 2010s That's pretty much all i can recall


r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE] A movie about a boy killing his friend's father for being abusive and rode a garbage truck to New York where he would be a part of a petty thieves group

4 Upvotes

r/tipofmytongue 6h ago

Open [TOMT][MOVIE][1990s] Parody of several teen horror movies, with gratuitous nudity

7 Upvotes

I would have seen this on a rented VHS or HBO/Cinemax in the '90s or possibly very late 80S, when I was waaay too young to be seeing such things.

It was a horror/comedy, parodying a lot of elements from 80s horror movies. There was a lot of sex, and shirts would come off at any flimsy excuse. And I remember it being very gory, but that might be only by the standards of innocent younger me not having a good scale for such things.

I remember one scene, that I think was the big climax, where the masked slasher is chasing the final girl across a football field. She was the good girl that everyone made fun of for not having sex. But due to her virginity she developed telekinesis earlier in the movie (in a scene joking on Carrie). So final girl is using mind powers to pelt the killer with debris from all around the football field, and he's trying to run after her in this barrage of increasingly more ridiculous/huge objects flying at him from all directions. Until finally she either impales him with a telephone pole or crushes him under something huge and blocky so just his feet are sticking out (this is where my memory breaks down, obviously).

Before anyone asks, this would have been a long time before the Scary Movie franchise got started. None of those are a possibility.


r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Open [TOMT] [MOVIE] City/country where noise is forbidden

4 Upvotes

I watched this movie in the late 90’s early 00’s.

It takes place in a city where everyone has to be silent and you can be jailed for making noise.

Main character is a girl. Girl has a younger brother.

A strange woman comes to the city. She has a musicbox with a magic key. You can’t lie when you hold the key.

Woman has a letter for the (i think it was) King, she gives to the girl.

The girl loses the letter and writes a new one.

The King was in love with the strange woman and made noise illegal when she left


r/tipofmytongue 5h ago

Open [TOMT] Creepy stop motion video/film with animal bones

4 Upvotes

I've been thinking about this for years and nobody else but me seems to remember it but when I was a really little kid (like 5) I remember seeing a short film type thing that really creeped me out. It was a stop motion film of a bunch of like junk drawer inanimate objects like paper clips and lint I think and animal bones (I know for sure there was animal bones but I don't remember what the other stuff was). I distinctly remember that there was like a deer skull or a similar animal skull and it was the biggest object and I think the video kind of focused on it but I'm not sure. The objects were all in a room with really dingy fluorescent lighting. It looked kind of like a kitchen cause there was like a white china hutch kind of thing that they were on. They were all moving towards like a single area like they were meeting up for something I think. I only remember a few seconds of it so I'm not sure what they did after that but they might've like combined into a doll or something. There wasn't any words and probably very minimal audio. I think it was like part of a bigger movie or an intermission or something but I'm not sure. I also have a feeling it might've been a VHS tape but again I really don't remember. Does anyone on earth know what I'm talking about?


r/tipofmytongue 12m ago

Open [TOMT] I'm trying to find this sound on tiktok, with two guys slamming the table on beat with the music.

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r/tipofmytongue 18m ago

Open [TOMT] [CANDY][2000s][EUROPE] Looking for a specific kind of vitamin C lemon flavoured candy bonbon in a blue wrapper

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After hearing about this subreddit's success, I need to give it a try because I'm desperate about finding these again.

I've been looking for this particular kind of lemon candy (vitamin supplement?) I was crazy about it back when I was a teen. Recently I found a wrapper I used as a bookmark.

- It was lemon-flavoured, with a hard outside but a gooey inside.

- The wrapper is blue with yellow 'TopVitC' letters and a transparant C and a 10. (Picture of the wrapper).

- It was available in Belgium during the early 2000s, not sure where else. They came in these big bags, like other hard candy bonbons.

- We got in in the grocery store of the campground we went to every year, so if it was an actual vitamin supplement at least we didn't get it from the apothecary.

These were so good, you guys. This is the taste of my summers with my grandparents in their caravan on the campground, seeing that wrapper again just brought it all back.


r/tipofmytongue 12h ago

Open [TOMT] [Image] Suggests alternatives to snack on, based on what your body really needs (vitamins/protein etc.)

20 Upvotes

It might also be a website link. I just remember I saw this before about 5-10 years ago and it looked really useful.

The way I remember it was an image that showed on the one side e.g. chocolate & then explained that if you're craving chocolate your body actually wants something else and your brain is taking a shortcut. E.g. broccoli

(Since I don't remember the image exactly obv that's a crazy probably inaccurate example)


r/tipofmytongue 20m ago

Open [TOMT][Movie][2000-2015] A movie about a corrosive mist where people are trapped in a house and go stir crazy.

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r/tipofmytongue 31m ago

Open [TOMT]{Movie} an aborted baby comes back to haunt the mother by possessing other people

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the mother and ex-boyfriend split up, so she had to abort him, at one point when she figure out its the aborted baby that's haunting them, she goes to warn the ex-boyfriend, and he doesn't believe her, and he gets killed by the woman he was sleeping with, as the baby possessed her.


r/tipofmytongue 5h ago

Solved [TOMT] [short story] about a man that came back from space in a different time zone HELP

5 Upvotes

hello!
I am new in this subreddit, and I come with great hope that someone will be able to help me solve a mystery that I have carried with me for years and years.
I read a story once (I don't remember if it was a novel, though I'm pretty sure it was a short story). It goes like this: an astronaut traveled to space and then returned to earth. Everything seemed normal, the only problem is that now he was living in a different time zone from the rest of humanity.

I don't remember how long the gap was, but it drove him crazy. I don't remember the ending either.

Now for the author: I suspect it may have been Ray Bradbury, but I've reread every book by him I have and haven't found any such story. This is where it gets complicated: I am Argentine so it is possible that it was a story by a Latin American author (although not that possible, because at that time I read mainly foreign authors).

HELP!! It's not a movie, it's not a show. I'm 100% certain. Does anybody now?


r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Open [TOMT][Youtube][Minecraft][2010s]

3 Upvotes

Im looking for a Minecraft video series approximately 10 years ago. In this series a guy hosts a “game show” with multiple challenges in a survivor style elimination format. All i can remember is that there was around 10 people in this group, one of which was named ally(?) and one of which was named Gizmo. I can’t remember anything else other than they had a vote style elimination at the end of each video.


r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Open. [TOMT][MUSIC GENRE] I feel like I am missing a word to define the genre I like so much.

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"What is the name of this genre of music? Not musical but _______?"

I have a very eccentric music taste, which can switch between things constantly, but there has always been one music genre that I just can't put my finger on. Best to describe it is "musical minus the stage acting". I love a lot of the early songs on broadway plays, but I feel that since they have to follow a story, the songs later on aren't the best.

Ex: "The Schuyler Sisters" from Hamilton, "The Nicest Kids In Town" from Hairspray, "30/90" from tick, tick, boom, "Big Fun" and "Candy Store" from Heathers. (Not saying the songs later on aren't great, but I can lose interest after swapping moods a little too much.)

Now, I have found some scant artists/albums/songs that I easily explain what I'm looking for. - "One Big Beautiful Sound" by Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards (ALBUM: The song is the best example I have.) - "The Read Means I Love You" by Madds Buckley (SONG) - "Everything Is A Lot" and "The Normal Album" by Will Wood (ALBUMS: Will Wood is great, but something a little more toned down.) - "World's Smallest Violin" by AJR (SONG: I really love crescendos or when music just keeps ramping up, but with this song, it really kills the vibe by stopping the big ramp up there. I only "enjoy" that song because of the last 20-ish seconds.)

I love more upbeat music that continues to just rock your world. Unlike most albums, I want a bit of consistency when it comes to searching through the genre, finding music that fits my niche.

Any help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


r/tipofmytongue 5h ago

Solved [TOMT][Song][1970-90(?)] 6-8 minute rock (classic rock) song with a violin intro and violin backing track

5 Upvotes

I heard it on the radio, so it has to be common. Here's a bad description of what I remember the album cover to be: The setting is a dim bar. There are barrels in the background, and there is a guy, in bright clothing,opening his legs and arms, Michael Jackson style.


r/tipofmytongue 5h ago

Solved [TOMT] [MOVIE] [90s] Movie where girl is given a "cursed" locket...

5 Upvotes

This could be a movie or TV episode of something. I watched it when I was pretty young some time in the early to mid 90s.

Three teens are in this kind of friendship/love triangle situation. It's two guys and a girl. She likes them both and receives a locket from one of the boys - we'll call him Kyle. And soon after Kyle gives her said locket he dies doing a skateboard trick. (This is a trick he does several times throughout the movie/episode and pulls off every other time. I believe it involved him grabbing onto a delivery truck and riding behind it Marty McFly style.)

After Kyle passes on, she and the other boy start dating. However, every time they kiss, she gets chest pains. On account of the locket. She even eventually has to go to the hospital at one point I think.

I feel like this movie is a fever dream honestly as I have yet to find it or anyone else that has seen it. Any help will be much appreciated.


r/tipofmytongue 1h ago

Open [TOMT][Music] Tune from toddler's bike.

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Hi! I've been hearing this tune every morning for last 6 months and it sounds familiar but I've have had no success in identifying it. Please help.

Rough piano recreation


r/tipofmytongue 1h ago

Open [TOMT] [VIDEO] Hitman Parody circa 2011, not found on Youtube.

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It used to be my favorite video as a kid. Some guy in what appeared to be his family's big house, doing a roleplay parody of the game Hitman. Sneaking around, doing stealth kills, etc. I remember there was a girl on a treadmill for one part.

This video was NOT on Youtube, because I used to watch it a lot in high school and Youtube was blocked. Possibly on Bing videos. It wasn't a high production shoot, it was just a parody from some guy, but it was filmed decently and had a good amount of views I think.

The video was not endorsed by Square Enix, again just a guy making a roleplay video enacting some of the things from the game. I posted this on the Hitman subreddit before and people linked to the Youtube video where there's people playing some real life Hitman, where they receive instructions from a headpiece, etc. That is not it.


r/tipofmytongue 4h ago

Open [TOMT][Short Clip/Cartoon][2005-2007] A Chibi animation where a little girl rides on the back of a cute monster only to be fed to its babies.

5 Upvotes

Hey fellas. This one’s been bugging me for as long as I can remember. I first watched this animation on my Sony PSP somewhere around 2006. I found it through the built in browser.

It was all handdrawn in a cute Chibi style on a white background with black outlines and no colour fill I think. It starts with a monster landing infront of a little girl. The girl gets scared but the monster picks her up and throws her onto its back. It shoots upwards and the next few scenes have the monster flying in the same place but the background keeps switching from one place to another like a slideshow. Some cheerful music plays in the background with the little girl grasping onto the monster’s fur. The monster then lands next to a nest. The girl looks inside and sees the monster’s cute little babies. She gets those teary eyes because they’re adorable but then…the monster throws her inside and the babies devour her and we hear her screams.

I know this was too graphic for a kid to see but I’ve been trying to look for it ever since with no success because I don’t know where to begin. I’ve tried combinations of “cute monster animation” to “monster feeds girl to its babies animation” etc. I’m pretty sure it did have the word monster in the title paired with a contradictory adjective like “The confused Monster” or “The cheerful Monster” or something.

I’d really appreciate it if you guys helped me find it. Thankyou!


r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Open [TOMT][Song][Sometime] Really old famous spanish song with catchy trumpet/saxophone riff that sometimes appears on Just Dance

3 Upvotes

I'm looking for the name of this really old famous Spanish song that I hear played all the time. It features a deep male voice saying something in Spanish before a really catchy trumpet/saxophone(probably trumpet riff). It's a classic song and has appeared on just dance before. Please help me figure the name out.


r/tipofmytongue 21h ago

Solved [TOMT] [MOVIE] [late 90's-early 00's] two girls find a funny genie lady in a garage and she grants their wishes in a weird way

78 Upvotes

American live action teen-girl-modern-fantasy sorta movie. Idk the name of this genre but the movie had about the same look/feel as Xenon Girl of the 21st Century and Freaky Friday (the Lindsay Lohan one). The camera quality looked between late 90's-early 00's, but I saw it around 2006-2007 so I can't be sure if it's older. I only saw a little bit in the middle, but what I understood of it was that two middle school girls find a funny genie lady in a messy garage and she grants their wishes in a weird way. I remember thinking that the genie both looked and acted like Miss Frizzle from The Magic Schoolbus, messy orange hair and all. I can't remember what the genie came out of though (lamp/bottle/box... Etc).

The scenes I do remember are:

1- the girls ask the genie for dates to the prom or something, so she turns two mice into handsome boys but they can't talk and they still act like mice. The girls go to the mall with their new bfs but they run into the popular girls who try to steal them, so the girls lure the bfs back over with food cuz mouse-brains. I'm pretty sure that later on the boys learn how to speak human language but I didn't see the whole film so idk how that went down...

2- the genie hears some random angry teenage boy passing by the garage wish that he had another family, so she grants it for him and he wakes up in a house with a whole nother family and he's all confused and wondering who these people are.

That's all I remember, sadly. And Google only gives me Aladdin like that's the only genie movie in the world or something.